Patna: Highlighting the importance of education in development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday directed the authorities to improve the infrastructure in the schools and appoint teachers to provide quality education in the state.
While reviewing the progress of Primary, Secondary, as well as Higher Secondary educational scenarios in the state, Kumar asked the officials of the department on Thursday to concentrate on the improvement of the education at primary Secondary And Higher Secondary levels.
The Chief Minister said after coming to power, his government initiated several steps to improve the condition of roads, education and health in the state. In due course, Primary and Secondary schools were established and the buildings were constructed by the school education committees at the local level which also provided employment and generated business at the local level.
The Chief Minister said because of the reports that education plays an important role in the decline of the birth rate, his government promoted education among girls. He said to educate the girls up to inter-level, his government opened higher secondary schools at Panchayat level so that the girls can attend the school conveniently.
He said the fertility rate, which was 4.3 when his government came to power in the state, has now gone down to 3 and maintained that several schemes including the uniform scheme, cycle scheme and others were launched to promote education among the girls and now the girls have outnumbered boys in the examination of matriculation in the state.
Chief Minister asked the authorities to appoint teachers at the earliest for providing good education to the students at Higher Secondary Level. The additional chief secretary of the Education Department Sanjay Kumar apprised the chief minister that 6421 Higher Secondary Schools have been established where education was being provided. Smart classes and e-content have also been developed. He further said that 9360 Higher Secondary Schools were functional in the state and appointments of teachers were being made as per requirement.